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July 8, 2020, 1:49 PM

Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle 276 migrants to Europe on board a ship, and detained eight suspected smugglers
July 8, 2020, 1:49 PM
Turkey raids ship carrying 276 migrants; 8 smugglers held
July 5, 2020, 3:53 PM

Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion

The death toll from a massive explosion in a fireworks factory in Turkey has increased to six
July 5, 2020, 3:53 PM
Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion
July 4, 2020, 8:25 PM

4 dead, 97 injured in blast at Turkish fireworks factory

Turkish officials say an explosion has occurred at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey, killing four people and injuring 97 others
July 4, 2020, 8:25 PM
2 dead, 73 injured in blast at Turkish fireworks factory
July 2, 2020, 11:36 AM

Turkey demands French apology over Med naval incident

Turkey’s foreign minister on Thursday demanded an apology from France over its depiction of a standoff between ships from the two countries in the Mediterranean Sea that prompted Paris to suspend its involvement in a NATO naval operation
July 2, 2020, 11:36 AM
Turkey demands French apology over Med naval incident
June 26, 2020, 10:52 AM

Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey

Seven journalists went on trial accused of revealing state secrets for their reports on the funeral an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya
June 26, 2020, 10:52 AM
Journalists accused of revealing secrets on trial in Turkey
June 22, 2020, 8:57 AM

Floods hit northwest Turkey; 5 killed, 1 missing

Flash floods caused by torrential rains have left at least five people dead in northwest Turkey
June 22, 2020, 8:57 AM
Floods hit northwest Turkey; 5 killed, 1 missing
1 month ago

Turkey says its jets struck Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq

Turkey’s military says its jets have carried out new cross-border airstrikes targeting Turkish Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
1 month ago
Turkey says its jets struck Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
1 month ago

Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup

Turkish prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of 118 military personnel over their suspected links to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt in 2016
1 month ago
Turkey seeks to arrest 118 military personnel over coup
2 months ago

Turkey records 61 new COVID-19 deaths, lowest in over a month

Turkey’s health minister has announced 61 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, which is the lowest number in over a month
2 months ago
Turkey records 61 new COVID-19 deaths, lowest in over a month
3 months ago

Turkey marks its 100th year of parliament amid coronavirus

A Turkish Airlines plane has flown over central Turkey on a path drawing out the Turkish flag to mark centennial celebrations for the founding of the Turkish parliament
3 months ago
Turkey marks its 100th year of parliament amid coronaviru
3 months ago

Turkish minister offers resignation over weekend lockdowns

Turkey introduced a coronavirus lockdown over the weekend that took many by surprise and led to Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu offering his resignation
3 months ago
Turkey charts less restrictive virus path to protect economy
3 months ago

Explosion on road in southeast Turkey kills 5

Officials say an improvised explosive device went off on a road in southeast Turkey, killing five forestry workers traveling to work
3 months ago
Explosion on road in southeast Turkey kills 5
3 months ago

The Latest: Nearly 3,000 released from Sri Lanka prisons

Nearly 2,900 prisoners have been released from overcrowded prisons in Sri Lanka as the Indian ocean island nation has stepped up its efforts to contain the spreading of the new coronavirus
3 months ago
The Latest: Turkey passes 500 coronavirus deaths
4 months ago

Tear gas hits the fan during clashes on Greek-Turkish border

Greek border units trying to stop crowds of migrants from pushing their way in from Turkey have hit on a new defense against tear gas unleashed on them from the Turkish side of the frontier — monster fans
4 months ago
Tear gas hits the fan during clashes on Greek-Turkish border
4 months ago

Turkey: Elite police going to stop Greece's migrant pushback

Turkey's interior minister says 1,000 elite special operations police are being sent to the border to counter officers in Greece from driving back people attempting to cross over to Europe
4 months ago
Turkey deploying special forces to border amid migrant surge
4 months ago

Turkey, Syria fighting escalates; refugees mass at EU border

Turkey declared its borders were open to migrants heading to Europe.
4 months ago
UN says 13,000 migrants mass at Turkey's border with Greece
4 months ago

Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border

After Turkey opened its borders to let refugees and migrants out, chaos has been brewing at the border with Greece.
4 months ago
Child dies as migrant and refugee crisis escalates on Greek-Turkish border
5 months ago

Erdogan urges Putin to rein in Syria, end human crisis

Turkey's President has urged Russia to “restrain" the Syrian government and to halt a humanitarian crisis unfolding in northwest Syria
5 months ago
Erdogan phones 2 European leaders, wants end to Idlib push
5 months ago

Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib

Turkey's foreign minister says a Turkish delegation will hold talks in Russia on Monday on the situation in Syria's Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there
5 months ago
Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria's Idlib
5 months ago

Successive avalanches hit same spot, killing 33 and burying dozens of rescuers in Turkey

Successive avalanches struck the same spot in eastern Turkey, trapping dozens and killing 33 people who attended the first avalanche.
5 months ago
Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 33 dead overall
5 months ago

3 dead, over 170 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport

A passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport, with the fuselage ripped into three parts.
5 months ago
3 dead, 179 injured after passenger plane crashes at Istanbul airport
5 months ago

U.S. investigators inspect site of fatal Turkish plane crash

Turkey's state-run news agency says U.S. aviation investigators are examining the wreckage of a Boeing 737 that crashed in Istanbul, killing three people
5 months ago
US investigators inspect site of fatal Turkish plane crash
5 months ago

Syrian advance sends hundreds of thousands fleeing in Idlib

Turkey is sending more troops and tanks to bolster its military presence in northwestern Syria, where President Bashar Assad's forces have been advancing in a devastating, Russian-backed offensive
5 months ago
Turkey sends more troops, tanks to Syria amid Idlib assault
5 months ago

Avalanche in Turkey wipes out rescue team; 38 dead overall

Rescuers were helping victims of an avalanche when another struck.
5 months ago
Avalanche wipes out rescue team; 28 dead overall
5 months ago

Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey

The Pegasus Airline plane completely ripped in half with 183 people on board after it was unable to stop on an Istanbul runway, killing at least three people and reportedly injuring 179.
5 months ago
Passenger jet slides off runway, breaks into pieces in Turkey
5 months ago

Turkish leader slams 'propaganda' as quake deaths rise to 29

Officials say the death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey is up to 29 as rescue teams continue searching the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors
5 months ago
Death toll stands at 22 in Turkish earthquake; 1,000 hurt
6 months ago

Turkey's FM urges Russia to halt Syrian government attacks

Turkey's foreign minister is urging Russia to halt Syrian government forces' attacks in the Arab country, a day after airstrikes on rebel-held sectors and the shelling of government-held areas killed at least 17 people, including an entire family
6 months ago
Turkey's FM urges Russia to halt Syrian government attacks
6 months ago

Turkish lawmakers authorize sending troops to fight in Libya

Turkey's parliament has authorized sending troops to Libya to help the U.N.-supported government in Tripoli battle forces loyal to a rival government
6 months ago
Turkey's parliament to vote on sending troops to Libya
6 months ago

Turkey sentences critical journalists to prison

A Turkish court has convicted six journalists and one other employee of an independent newspaper of aiding the network of a U.S.-based cleric who is accused of masterminding the failed coup in 2016
6 months ago
6 months ago

Erdogan: Turkey lawmakers to vote on sending troops to Libya

Turkish lawmakers could vote as early as next week on the move.
6 months ago
Erdogan: Turkey lawmakers to vote on sending troops to Libya
6 months ago

7 killed as migrant boats capsizes in lake in eastern Turkey

At least 64 other migrants were rescued.
6 months ago
7 killed as migrant boats capsizes in lake in eastern Turkey
7 months ago

Turkey deploys surveillance drone in northern Cyprus

The move comes amid tensions over offshore oil and gas exploration.
7 months ago
Turkey deploys surveillance drone in northern Cyprus
7 months ago

Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases

The latest squabble indicates worsening ties between Washington and Ankara
7 months ago
Analysis: Turkey once again threatens to close U.S. bases
7 months ago

Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases

The move could be in retaliation to possible U.S. sanctions against his country.
7 months ago
Turkey hints it could bar US from using key air bases
7 months ago

Erdogan warns NATO allies to back its fight against terror

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed that Turkey dropped its objection to a NATO plan to bolster the defense of Poland and Baltic states neighboring Russia but warned allies that it expects support in its fight against terrorism
7 months ago
8 months ago

Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite high tensions in US-Turkish relations, bipartisan condemnation of Turkey

President Trump will welcome Turkey's president as a friend despite high tensions in U.S.-Turkish relations and bipartisan condemnation of Turkey's actions in Syria.
8 months ago
Trump to welcome Erdogan as friend despite tensions in US-Turkish relations
8 months ago

Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national

Turkey says US national sent home as Ankara begins repatriating captured IS fighters
8 months ago
Turkey starts returning IS fighters, deports US national
9 months ago

US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up

President Donald Trump announced U.S. sanctions have been lifted on Turkey as more career diplomats testify in the impeachment probe.
9 months ago
US lifts Turkey sanctions as impeachment inquiry heats up
9 months ago

Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance

The president of Turkey warned the Kurds that their positions would be destroyed if they did not pull back farther in northern Syria starting Wednesday.
9 months ago
Amid Turkey-Russia deal, fate of Kurd civilians in the balance
9 months ago

US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart

The short-lived deal comes as Republicans continue to blast President Trump for abandoning the Kurds in the region.
9 months ago
US 'ceasefire' with Turkey appears to fall apart
9 months ago

Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’

Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria with allied rebels and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds.
9 months ago
Trump on ceasefire: This is an ‘incredible outcome’
9 months ago

Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire

Turkey’s president has refused to negotiate with the U.S. and argues that the Kurds represent a terrorist threat.
9 months ago
Pence arrives in Turkey to try to broker cease-fire
9 months ago

Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey

President Donald Trump is sending a U.S. delegation to negotiate a ceasefire amid ongoing fighting near the Turkey-Syria border.
9 months ago
Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo traveling to Turkey
9 months ago

Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire

Vice President Mike Pence is hoping to broker a cease-fire in Turkey’s attack on Syria as Russia moves in to fill the void left by the U.S. withdrawal.
9 months ago
Pence travels to Turkey in hopes of cease-fire
9 months ago

Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions

President Trump’s threat for even tougher sanctions follows the president’s conversation just over a week ago that essentially opened the door for Turkey to invade Syria.
9 months ago
Trump threatens Turkey with new sanctions
9 months ago

EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented their outrage at Turkey's offensive in northern Syria and committed to join France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move against a NATO ally for many of them
9 months ago
EU moves toward an arms export ban against Turkey
9 months ago

Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border

Turkey pushes deeper into Syria with more strikes in the attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish forces who were critical allies in the fight against ISIS.
9 months ago
Turkish military moves ahead with massive military operation along Syrian border
9 months ago

Trump set to authorize sanctions against Turkey as the country rejects his call for diplomacy

President Trump has authorized, but not implemented sanctions in a warning to Turkey over its operation in Syria, as Turkey rejects his call for diplomacy.
9 months ago
Trump set to authorize sanctions in warning to Turkey
9 months ago

Turkey summons US diplomat over a Twitter 'like'

Official account "liked" a tweet about Turkey without Erdogan.
9 months ago
1 year ago

Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

Turkey is being kicked out of the F-35 program as it is buying Russian missiles.
1 year ago
Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion